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December 12, 2022

Rounding up some particularly recent ugly prison stories

Following incarceration news and commentary leads me to see, all too often, all sorts of discouraging reports about life in prison. I will sometimes post some of these reports, but they are really too frequent to cover fully in this space.  Just in the last week, for example, I have seen so many of these kinds of pieces from so many sources that I thought a round up was in order:

From the AP, "AP Investigation: Prison boss beat inmates, climbed ranks"

From CNN, "Justice Dept. report outlines series of mistakes that led to prison beating death of Boston gangster Whitey Bulger"

From The Intercept, "Incarcerated People Forced To Do Dangerous Work For “Slave” Wages At Height Of Pandemic"

From The Mashall Project, "Federal Prisons Were Told to Provide Addiction Medications. Instead, They Punish People Who Use Them."

From NBC News, "No food in 9 days for 19 Nevada prisoners on hunger strike"

From the New York Times, "Some Prisoners Remain Behind Bars in Louisiana Despite Being Deemed Free"

From Salon, "Your child's glasses may have been made with forced prison labor"

December 12, 2022 at 02:25 PM | Permalink


How in the world does a person not get released when he/she should be released? Do they have the right to escape? LOL

Posted by: federalist | Dec 19, 2022 4:38:51 PM

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